Pekáry, István (1905-1981)

Sea-town 50.5×60cm oil on canvas Signed bottom right: Pekáry

He was a student of Gyula Rudnay at the Academy of Fine Arts. Apart from panel painting, his versatile activities include gobelin works, stage design and fresco painting. His painting style is characterised by a conscious naivety that lends a fairy-tale atmosphere to his artworks. However his intentional primitiveness stems from his deep-rooted interest in folk art rather than from a superficial influence of folk art pieces. The charming as-it-happens solutions, the 'clumsily depicted' forms are enlivened by instinctive, almost rude colours so characteristic of egg-painting.